Manuela M. Veloso
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Manuela M. Veloso is Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She has courtesy Professor appointments in the Robotics Institute, in the Machine Learning Department, in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Professor Veloso received her Licenciatura in 1980 and her MSc in Electrical Engineering in 1984, both from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. She also received an MA in Computer sCience from Boston University in 1986, and a PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 1992.

Professor Veloso founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of multiagent systems where agents Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn. Professor Veloso is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and Fellow of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence). She is the President-Elect of AAAI and she was the President of the RoboCup Federation for the last three years, and of which she continues to be a member of the Board of Trustees. Professor Veloso was recently recognized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences as Einstein Chair Professor. She also received the 2009 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award for her contributions to agents in uncertain and dynamic environments, including distributed robot localization and world modeling, strategy selection in multiagent systems in the presence of adversaries, and robot learning from demonstration. Professor Veloso is the author of one book on "Planning by Analogical Reasoning" and editor of several other books. She is also an author in over 280 journal articles and conference papers.


flag Welcome and Opening Remarks
as presenter at  30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Phoenix 2016,
together with: Dale Schuurmans (chairman), Michael P. Wellman (chairman), Gregory D. Hager (presenter), David Leake (presenter), Peter Z. Yeh (presenter),
  invited talk
locked flag AI and AAAI: Fascinating Research and Engaged Community
as author at  28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Québec 2014,
best paper
flag Special Awards Presentations
as introducer at  26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Toronto 2012,
together with: Anthony G. Cohn, Eric Horvitz (presenter),
locked flag Turing Test
as author at  Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester, 2012,
together with: Sophia Ananiadou (moderator), Rodney A. Brooks, Steve Furber, Pat Hayes, Jun'ichi Tsujii, Garry Kasparov,
locked flag AAAI-11 25 th Conference Anniversary Panel
as moderator at  25th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco 2011,
together with: Daniel G. Bobrow, Ronald J. Brachman, Edward Feigenbaum, Kenneth Forbus, Eric Horvitz, Henry Kautz, Edwina Rissland, David Waltz, Bruce G. Buchanan, Bonnie Webber,